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abjure

to renounce ; to avoid

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acrid

harsh in taste or Pedro; sharp in manner

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August

majestic; inspiring admiration

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callous

emotionally hardened, unfeeling

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clandestine

secret, concealed

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compunction

remorse, regret

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conflagration

a large destruction fire

ant: deluge, flood

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elated

in high spirits, extremely pleased

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indelible

not able to be erased or removed; memorable

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indulgent

yielding to the wishes or demands of others

syn: permissive, tolerant, liberal

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inveterate

firmly estabablished, habitual

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irrelevant

not to the point

syn: inapplicable, immaterial

ant: pertininet, apropos, material

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nocturnal

occurring in the night

syn: nighttime
ant: diurnal

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platitude

a commonplace, stale, or trite remark

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quell

to subdue, put down forcibly

syn: pacify, squelch, quash
ant: incite, provoke

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quiescent

inactive; at rest


syn: still, inert

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ruminate

to meditate

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tacit

unspoken, silent, implied

syn: unexpressed, unvoiced
ant: explicit

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tangible

capable of being touched

syn: perceptible
any: immaterial

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trenchant

incisive, keen


syn: penetrating
ant: dull, bland